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Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Essential Purcell

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Super-budget price sampler
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Various producers
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: September 1994
Total duration: 79 minutes 32 seconds
 
Welcome, welcome, glorious morn Z338
1
Fly, bold rebellion Z324
2
3
4
Hear my prayer, O Lord Z15  [2'18]

King's Consort Choir
5
Let mine eyes run down with tears Z24
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Raise, raise the voice Z334
13
Come ye sons of Art, away Z323
14
15
Why, why are all the Muses mute? Z343
16
17
Remember not, Lord, our offences Z50  [3'29]

King's Consort Choir
18
Te Deum and Jubilate in D Z232
19
Hail! bright Cecilia Z328
20

Reviews

'Not to be missed… the gateway to an absolute treasure trove of delights' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Magnificent performances of Purcell masterpieces' (In Tune, Japan)

'This is the winner among inexpensive samplers, and highly recommended. Almost 80 minutes of very great music, sensitively and smartly performed' (Classic CD Scout, USA)

'Performances like these cement Purcell's place as the greatest of all English composers. Rarely does does one find a disc as exemplary as this. Joy, exultation, and tears will help to prolong the effects of these great performances long after the final chords have died away. This is essential repertoire heard through an essential recording and is very highly recommended' (Audiophilia Online Magazine, http://www.audiophilia.com)

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